Join us in more ways than one!
We are expanding the Anchal team & now is your chance to join us in designing change. Here are current available positions and opportunities! Marketing Coordinator Position Description: Anchal Project is seeking a highly motivated self-starter who is excited to join a fun, fast-paced social enterprise. The ideal candidate is a creative storyteller, gregarious and […]
Homecoming (Part 1)
We almost didn’t write this post because we didn’t know how to put our experience into words. It was an unparalleled, pinch-yourself-to-make-sure-this-is-real, out of body moment that we will try our best to share. We were really looking forward to the home visits & it was clear that the artisans were too. It is a […]
inside the artisan workshop
We can’t get enough of these beautiful photos! Take a special inside look into the day to day events at the artisan workshop.
Exclusively with Lauren Conrad & The Little Market
Shop a beautifully curated assortment of Anchal quilts & pillows only available on The Little Market! The Little Market, founded by Lauren Conrad & Hannah Skvarla, works with artisan groups around the world to build a online platform for their hand made goods. Featured products range from striking fashion accessories to stunning home goods, all ethically […]
When you educate a woman, you educate her family
On the first day of the design workshops I loved watching the artisans file into the office one-by-one & joyously embrace each other. Most of them have small children and choose to work from home, so they don’t see each other regularly. They greeted each other with huge smiles and warm hugs. Their children instantly […]
Did you know?
Women currently account for half of the population, yet represent over 70% of the poor. For more information visit Global Citizen.
Words to Inspire
“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom & a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen
“community” is not enough
I was really nervous to meet the Anchal artisans. In addition to the normal anxieties of meeting someone new, I was worried about overcoming language barriers, communicating effectively & whether or not the time would allow us to connect in a real, meaningful way. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. On the first […]
rotate and repeat
“I consider myself a farmer of patterns.” -Alexander Gorlizki Design training is a critical component of Anchal’s program. This year we focused our curriculum on the possibilities of pattern. A pattern can be described as a shape or form repeated. The artisans learned that shapes form patterns in everyday life such as flooring tile or […]
The little things reveal the biggest changes
One of the main reasons we are in India is to collect data for social impact reports and measure the outcome of our program. This means interviewing the artisans and asking them really difficult questions. We do not like this part – Anchal artisans deal with extreme adversity that neither you or nor I could […]